Global peace & stability is key to reaching all 8 UN Millennium Development Goals

Global peace & stability is key to reaching all 8 UN Millennium Development Goals

Helen Clark – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) United Nations, New York, N.Y., UNITED STATES, AMERICAS: Every minute, someone dies from armed violence somewhere in the world (pdf), according to human rights groups and peace campaigners. Though the number of international conflicts has decreased in recent decades, achieving lasting global peace remains an elusive goal. Next week, […]

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Johannah Reimer – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Kerala, INDIA: In the past two decades feminist advocacy and international development goals, policies, and funding have focused exclusively on women and girls as the best path towards sustainable development. Yet through this development focus, men’s perspectives and needs have been entirely evaded causing a rift in gender perception […]

Scalable progress for women now moving swiftly in Mongolia

Scalable progress for women now moving swiftly in Mongolia

Michelle Tolson – WNN Improve It (WNN/UBP) Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA: Thanks to the vast mineral wealth inside the region, Mongolia is now showing progress toward the reduction of poverty nationwide. Men, as well as women and their children, throughout Mongolia are now inline to receive a boost from the Mongolian economy because of this, but other […]